“Big Brother” Houseguest Aaryn Gries “Feels Horrible” About Racist, Homophobic Remarks

Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 4.26.39 PM“Big Brother” houseguest Aaryn Gries finally found herself in the hot seat after being evicted from the Big Brother house by a unanimous vote last night. Her exit interview was quite possibly the most anticipated moment of the season, and we’re only halfway to the finale!

The 22-year-old Texas native sparked controversy earlier in the season with a slew of racist and homophobic remarks directed at fellow houseguests. “Be careful what you say in the dark, might not be able to see the bitch,” she said of black houseguest Candice. Additionally, Gries told Asian houseguest Helen to “go make some rice,” and referred to gay houseguest Andy as “queer.”

CBS was urged by fans to air the comments during national broadcasts (they were previously only heard on live feeds available 24/7 online), prompting the show to air the first disclaimer in its 13-year-history.

Gries was welcomed by a mixed reaction from a live audience during the broadcast last night. She’s been in sequester while filming the show (and will remain in sequester until the finale next month), so she is still unaware that her remarks have sparked controversy and caused her to lose her job.

“Being Southern is a stereotype, and I have said some things that have been taken completely out of context,” she told host Julie Chen during her exit interview. “I do not mean ever to come off racist — that’s not me, and I apologize to everyone I’ve offended for that.”

After Chen read some of Gries’ remarks back to her, the college student added “I feel horrible. I really feel bad that this is how it’s being seen and how I’ve come across to people. I don’t want to be seen like that.”

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  • OhioMan

    Aaryn…you are a horrible pathetic excuse for a human…Saying and using being Southern as an excuse…is just that an excuse….wait..maybe all Southerners are like that..

  • TampaBayTed

    AARNY. Perhaps her parents meant to call her ARYAN and were too stupid to spell it correctly. Anyhow, if the name fits….

  • boring

    Motherfucker, you don’t feel horrible about your comments, you feel horrible for being caught in the act.

  • andy_d

    Of course she feels horrible – about losing her modeling gigs and potential earnings, no doubt. She is a blip on the screen and needs to be ignored from now on.

  • StudioTodd

    So she blames her racism on being a Southerner…but how does she explain those awful eyebrows?

  • Cam

    1. The remarks were not taken out of context.
    2. I love her comment “I do not mean to ever come off rac-ist” See, that’s the problem, she is SUCH a rac=ist and hangs out with such rac-ists that it never even occurred to her how terrible her remarks would come off to people who aren’t bigots.
    3. She’s just another person who doesn’t think they did anything wrong, but she is VERY sorry that she got caught.

    P.S. Queerty, come on, it is ridiculous that race-ist is filtered as a word here.

  • arj

    1. Don’t know who “she” is.
    2. Don’t care who “she” is.
    3. Don’t care what “she” says.
    4. “She” is a nobody.
    5. “Her” 15 minutes of fame is over.
    6. Now, just go away.

  • Derek Williams

    She got called out on her prejudice THEN she felt awful.

  • Tone

    Goodbye Aryan.

  • Christopher

    *raising my hand up*Can I be the one to tell her she’s been fired from her job and that everyone hates her?Pleeeeeeese!

  • Scribe38

    @Cam: totally agree about the [email protected] comment. I font understand why queerty blocks it

  • Scribe38

    I cant

  • Geoff B

    @Christopher: Only if I can watch! I can’t wait for this evil bitch to realize her life has been ruined. I normally don’t hate reality people I don’t know, but I wish nothing but the worst for her. Hopefully they televise her sucking the end of a .357. Must see TV.

  • Cam

    @Christopher: Please upload to youtube Please?!?!!? If you don’t we’ll hold our breath!!! :)

  • newwaveneon

    I’m sorry, she’s a stupid kid who made an ass of herself, but these comments are crazy to me. Wishing for her suicide? That’s disturbing.

  • jwrappaport

    This thing is a life support for a vagina and nothing more.

  • Vartan X.

    Who the hell is Aaryn Gries?

  • OhioMan

    @Vartan X.: Well it’s apparent you did not read where it stated “Big Brother”. If you had watched that show …there would be no need to ask “Who the hell is Aaryn Gries”..*S*

  • keep it real

    Well I am sure she is so sad she got caught Miss KKK the worst houseguess this season I cannot stand half of them….

  • Vartan X.

    @OhioMan: I was being sarcastic.

  • Evji108

    Paula Deen says:
    “Leave Aayrn Gries alone!”

  • hephaestion

    I think Aaryn came into the BB15 house having lived a typical Texas existence in which “jokes” demeaning people who differ from you are the norm. However, I do think as the weeks have passed she has learned better. She genuinely befriended Helen (Asian) and Andy (gay), and I think she changed her way of looking at people who are different from her. So I give her credit for learning and leaving the house a better person than when she went it.

  • Bee Gaga

    Bit-CH please, fu-ck off!

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